from the eyes of those who are going through the conflict. and we have, we just have to do better in those areas. >> okay, let's do one final question and then, sir, we'll do one opportunity for you to do a final comment. >> your comments have generated a lot of interest. you mentioned the army's interface as well as operating within it. pbs "newshour" called in and asked how has don't ask, don't tell gone, has there been any effect in recruiting? >> don't ask, don't tell, the elimination of don't ask, don't tell, you know, we're a year into this now, so i don't want to overstate it, but it couldn't have gone, it hasn't gone -- it couldn't have gone any better than it's gone, in my opinion. i think it has to do, first, with how we rolled it out, how we briefed it and, frankly, you know, we underestimated our younger population and their ability to, their acceptability of this issue.